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Happenings is free, and submissions are run on a first-come, first-serve basis and as space allows. Happenings entries that include date, time and place, as well as a contact person’s name and telephone number, of an event can be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Dance canceled

The regular Larry’s Plus Square Dance has been canceled.

Thursday, Jan. 16

Alpha Theta chapter

The monthly Alpha Theta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa meeting is in the Holiday Inn, with a social time at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:30 and the program “Living in Finland” presented by Calvin Nodsle. The chapter business meeting will begin after the evening program.

Friday, Jan. 17

Country Twirlers

Country Twirlers square dance is from 7:30–10 p.m. in the IOOF Hall, 118 W Holmes St, Detroit Lakes. Roger & Bernadette McNeil are the caller and cuer.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Music teachers

The Lakes Area Independent Music Teachers Organization meets at 11:30 a.m. in the home of Lori Paakh, 1758 Brainard Blvd., Detroit Lakes. All area independent music teachers are invited to this meeting. For information/directions to the meeting, call 701-429-5357.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Pancake breakfast

The Callaway Lions host a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Callaway Community Center.


The Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church hosts a singpiration at 7 p.m. Come enjoy a night of fellowship and singing. Refreshments will be served after the service.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Lions Club

The Detroit Lakes Lions Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Gerald Johnson at 847-3923.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous Detroit Lakes Serenity Group meets Tuesdays at noon in the second floor library of the First Lutheran Church.


These Happenings section items or events do not have a specific date, or take place on more than one day.

Auditions for Grease

Grease is the word for the Detroit Lakes Public Schools this March. The iconic musical will be presented March 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in the George Simson Auditorium. Auditions are Jan. 21-23 in the Detroit Lakes High School Music Room and are open to students in grades 9-12. Grease is an energetic musical with infectiously catchy songs and an ode to love that never grows old. Save the dates and join the fun at “Rydell High” in March.

Drum and Dance practice

DL School’s Native American Programs sponsors sign up and practice for the Drum and Dance season. It will take place each Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. throughout the rest of January and times will be announced for February practice. It will be in the Roosevelt Elementary cafeteria. Additional information will be handed out. All K-12 Detroit Lakes students are welcomed, and beginners are encouraged. Any questions, call Joe Carrier at 847-9228 ext. 4 or e-mail him at

Celebrating Early Childhood

An engagement celebrating 10 years of Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative is Jan. 23 at M State, DL. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by facilitated panel and discussion by Elisa Korentayer, E.K. Consulting, from 6 to 8. RSVP by Jan. 16 to Terri Darco at or 218-983-3285 ext. 1381, or to Fran Rethwisch at or 218-847-1385 ext. 2124.

Lakes Area Chorale

Come sing with the Lakes Area Chorale on Sundays at 4 p.m., Jan. 5-March 9. All area singers are welcome to sing in the Lakes Area Chorale community choir rehearsing at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. To participate in Sunday rehearsals and the March 9 concert, or for more information, email or

DL area adaptive hockey

The Detroit Lakes Area Adaptive Hockey is a new team that spends time on the ice working towards being a part of Minnesota Special Hockey, and is open to any age and ability. Practice is Sundays at 7 p.m. in the Kent Freeman Arena.  Registration is required prior to participation. Please call 507-830-1452 for more information.

Senior drive safety class

An eight-hour defensive driving class is Jan. 6 and 7 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the United Community Bank, 301 West Main, Perham. Cost is $20. A four-hour refresher course is Jan. 7 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $13. To register, call Denise Lillis at 346-3336.

EMS classes

St. Mary’s EMS is hosting a First Responder class Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3-March 31, from 6-10 p.m. in the EMS building. Cost is $25. For questions or to sign up, contact Brent Kaiser at 847-0817.

Breastfeeding support group

A Breastfeeding Support Group is Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in St. Mary’s Essentia Health conference rooms A & B. Women and children only. Please call the OB floor for more information or to sign up at 847-0804.

eReader help

Schedule a one-on-one appointment to address your eReader questions every Tuesday (10:30-11:30 a.m.) and Wednesday (4:30-5:30 p.m.) at Detroit Lakes Public Library, or call for an appointment that better fits your schedule. For more information, call Detroit Lakes Public Library at 218-847-2168.

L.A. Moms group

L.A. (Lakes Area) Moms is designed to nurture every mother. At our L.A. Moms group, you will have a chance to socialize with other moms, hear some great teaching, have discussion time and participate in creative activities. L.A. Moms is held the first and third Wednesday of each month throughout the school year from 9-11 a.m. at the Lakes Area Vineyard Church in Detroit Lakes. For more info, call 218-846-1199.

Refuge weekly outreach

The Refuge Christian Outreach & Resource Center weekly gatherings include Monday-Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Bible; Monday — Celebrate Recovery Meal at 5:45 p.m. and Meeting at 6:45 p.m. (no childcare), Wednesday — Women Ministry and Crafting at 4 p.m./Bible study on Bible Doctrine at 6 p.m., Thursday — Bible study on Battle Field of the Mind by Joyce Meyers, Friday — Christian Movie at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free Meal and Fellowship at 5-6:30 p.m. Call 847-1982 or check website calendar for updates at

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery at The Refuge, for hurts, habits and hang-ups begins with supper at 5:30 p.m., with large group and small group at 6:45. Call 701-367-3313 or 218-847-1982 for more information.

TOPS Chapter 1251

TOPS Chapter 1251, Lake Park, meets starting with the weigh-in at 12:15 p.m. in the Lake Park Lutheran Church basement room. Please use the West entrance and take the basement stairs. New members are always welcome. Call 218-532-2883 for more information.

TOPS Chapter 30

Minnesota TOPS Chapter 30 meets Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church choir room.

TOPS Chapter 910

Take Off Pounds Sensibly members help each other stay on track to their weight loss goal. No diets, no food to buy and no workouts to follow. Visitors and new members are always welcome. TOPS chapter 910 meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, DL. For more information, contact Marlys at 847-6331 or Pam at 847-5760 or Yearly fee is $28.

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